MFO Director General
Ambassador R. Stephen Beecroft
Ambassador R. Stephen Beecroft assumed his position as Director General of the Multinational Force and Observers on 22 August 2017.
Ambassador Beecroft’s last posting was as the U.S. Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt from 2014-2017. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ambassador Beecroft also served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq from 2012 to 2014 and as the U.S. Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 2008 to 2011.
Ambassador Beecroft’s previous assignments include service in Washington as Executive Assistant to two Secretaries of State and Special Assistant to a Deputy Secretary of State. He has also held assignments in the Department of State’s Executive Secretariat and the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. Overseas he has served at the U.S. Embassies in Cairo, Baghdad, Amman, Riyadh, and Damascus. He is a recipient of the Department of State’s Meritorious, Superior, and Distinguished Honor Awards, the Human Rights in Diplomacy Award, the Deputy Chief of Mission Award, and the Department of the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal.
Before joining the Foreign Service, Ambassador Beecroft practiced law in the San Francisco office of an international law firm. He holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.